wreaking havoc at the historic Hotel Somerset, a Main Street boarding house and home of the popular McCormick's Pub.
might sound funny, but residents and the hotel owner said suspected
ghosts that have been reported over the past five years is no laughing
Three residents have complained of their feet being
tickled while sleeping, most recently during the past three weeks by
Curtis Jones, a resident of the hotel for seven years. Jones said his
neck also gets tickled in the middle of the night, and something messes
up the order of his shoes underneath his bed.
"I just want it to go away!" said Jones, a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
does third-generation operator Tom McCormick. That's why he called East
Brunswick-based Paranormal Diagnostics Group to investigate.
said he believes the ghost story because two other residents complained
of tickled feet four and five years ago in a different room from Jones,
but the same one where a tenant had died many years before.
two separate evenings during the past week, McCormick said, his new
night-vision surveillance system picked up what he said appeared to be
three orbs darting in and out of a storage room. He also said that he,
his wife, Shannon, and their 5-year-old son have experienced several
run-ins with ghosts.
"I was getting soda down in the basement,
when I heard a woman or a girl whisper to me, 'Help me,'" Shannon said
about an incident that occurred last year.
Two hours later, their son said he saw the ghost of a girl in the basement.
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